IN MATH: 1. adj. when refering to angles, one of a pair of angles whose measures total 90°. EX. Angles ABC and CBD are not complementary because the sum of their measures is 93°.

IN ENGLISH: 1. adj. to make complete. EX. Putting tinsel on the tree was complementary to its appearance.

APPLICATION: See list 260.

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